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1. Chrissy Amphlett – Christine Joy "Chrissy" Amphlett was an Australian singer, songwriter and actress, the frontwoman of the Australian rock band Divinyls. Amphlett grew up in Geelong as a singer and dancer. She travelled to England, France, Spain. She was detained for singing on the streets. Amphlett died from multiple sclerosis. They formed Divinyls with Jeremy Paul. After several years performing in Sydney, they recorded several songs for Monkey Grip, in which Amphlett also acted. Divinyls consisted of an ever-changing line-up formed around Amphlett and McEntee, whose relationship was always volatile. Divinyls did not release another album for six years, breaking up in Australia. Amphlett lived with her husband concentrating on a solo career and writing her autobiography, Pleasure and Pain: My Life. The proposed reunion album was never made. In 1971, she performed with One Ton Gypsy. Amphlett performed Divinyls' and other songs with a 30 orchestra for the Australian Rock Symphony in January 2010. In 2011, she released The Tulips, a band consisting of Amphlett, Charley Drayton and Kraig Jarret Johnson. It was used in the soundtrack for The Music Never Stopped.Chrissy Amphlett – Chrissy Amphlett
2. Honey Bane – Honey Bane is an English singer and actress, possibly best known for her 1981 UK Top 40 single "Turn Me On Turn Me Off". Honey Bane began her musical career in 1978 when she formed the punk rock band the Fatal Microbes. The band released the same year. The first "Violence Grows" garnered some press attention and was given positive reviews by the British music paper Sounds. Backed by the band under the name Donna and the Kebabs, Crass released the EP You Can Be You in 1979. It was the release on Crass' newly found label, Crass Records. The recording was later released on Killing Joke - Live At The Venue LP. In 1980, she met Sham 69 vocalist Jimmy Pursey who began to manage her musical career. She was signed to EMI/Zonophone records for a five-year recording contract. In 1981, Bane began collaborating with Jimmy Pursey. The collaboration resulted in a new single, "Turn Me On Turn Me Off" which peaked in the UK Singles Chart at No. 37, Bane subsequently appeared performing the single on Top of the Pops. "Turn Me Off" marked a musical departure of Bane from punk rock to a new wave sound. Bane would be teamed up with Alan Shacklock, Nick Tauber, to work on several singles, released between 1981 and 1983. In 1982, she appeared in the play Demonstration of Affection at London's Arts Theatre.Honey Bane – Honey Bane
3. Dale Bozzio – Dale Frances Bozzio is an American rock and pop vocalist. She is also known for her work with Frank Zappa. While with Zappa, she performed significant roles in two of his major works, Joe's Garage and Thing-Fish. In her career, Bozzio has released four albums and one EP so far. Bozzio co-founded Missing Persons in 1980 with former Zappa musicians Warren Cuccurullo and Terry Bozzio. In addition to being the band's lead vocalist, she also contributed lyrics. Missing Persons released six albums, including Spring Session M, which achieved gold record status. After Missing Persons disbanded in 1986, Bozzio was signed to Prince's Paisley Park label which released Riot in English. "Simon Simon", successfully charted. Bozzio subsequently continues to perform the band's repertoire at venues across the United States. She has continued her work as a solo artist. In 2014, Bozzio was released a new studio album titled Missing in Action. Bozzio was born Dale Frances Consalvi in Medford, Massachusetts. From the age of 16, she worked as a Bunny at the Playboy Club in Boston. She was named Boston Playboy Club Bunny of the Year in 1975.Dale Bozzio – Bozzio performing with Warren Cuccurullo in 2009
4. Belinda Carlisle – The band sold million albums in just three years. Lips Unsealed, published in June 2010, was a New York Times Best Seller and received favorable reviews. As a member of the Go-Go's, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She was a cheerleader at Newbury Park High School and, at the age of 19, left home. Carlisle's first venture into music was a brief stint as drummer for the Germs, under the name Dottie Danger. Around this time Carlisle did some singing for Black Randy and the Metrosquad. Soon after leaving the Germs, she co-founded the Go-Gos, with friends and fellow musicians Margot Olavarria, Jane Wiedlin. Olavarria and Bello were out of the group and the new line-up included bassist-turned-guitarist Charlotte Caffey, guitarist-turned-bassist Kathy Valentine, drummer Gina Schock. The Go-Gos recorded two more studio albums on I.R.S. Records, including 1982's Vacation, which went gold. Head over Heels, from their 1984 album Show, made it to No. 11. In 1984, Carlisle made a foray into acting in the movie Swing Kurt Russell. Carlisle embarked on a solo career. Carlisle's first solo album Belinda was released in 1986, also on I.R.S. Records.Belinda Carlisle – Belinda Carlisle performing in 2010
5. Joanne Catherall – Joanne Catherall is one of the two female vocalists of the English synthpop band The Human League. At short notice she and Sulley were invited to join the band's European tour, in crisis after the original group had split. The pair then joined Oakey in turn making an international pop star of Catherall. Catherall has remained in the band ever since, working constantly over the next 30 years. She is a joint business partner in the band, which continues to record and tour. In Sheffield in mid 1980, Catherall was a friend of the slightly younger Susan Ann Sulley. Both girls attended Sheffield's Frecheville Comprehensive School. One Wednesday night in late October, Catherall and Sulley went out together to the futurist Crazy Daisy Nightclub in Sheffield centre to dance and socialise. The lead singer of the alternative, but relatively unknown electronic band The Human League, was also out in Sheffield that night. The Human League had recently split acrimoniously over creative differences, leaving only two of the original four members, Adrian Wright, to continue. Crucially, The Human League was contracted starting within a week. Later that evening, by pure chance Oakey went to the Crazy Daisy. Without preamble Oakey asked both girls to join the tour as incidental vocalists. Catherall and Sulley agreed to the offer immediately, despite having professional dancing experience. However, with the girls being 17/18 years old, the final decision about their going on the tour lay with their respective parents.Joanne Catherall – In concert with The Human League at Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands in April 2011
6. Josie Cotton – Josie Cotton is an American singer and songwriter, best known for "Johnny Are You Queer?" and "He Could Be the One" from 1982. "Johnny Are You Queer?" was used on the soundtracks to Jackass Number Two and Valley Girl. "He Could Be the One" was used in Valley Girl. Born Kathleen Josey in Dallas, Texas, Cotton sang before moving to Los Angeles, California. The two began dating. Larson and his brother, Bobby, gave her "Johnny, Are You Queer?", previously performed by The Go-Go's, to record as a demo. After the first label to sign her folded, Bomp! Records released the song as a single. The Convertible LP has music reminiscent of the 1960s girl group tradition. In 1984, Elektra issued Cotton's album, From the Hip, which returned a minor hit with the cover of Looking Glass' "Jimmy Loves Maryann". In 1986, Cotton appeared as the character Silver Ring in the John McTiernan horror film Nomads opposite Adam Ant and Pierce Brosnan. "Johnny, Are You Queer?" was later used in Jackass: Number Two during the "Anaconda Ballpit" stunt. Screeching Weasel covered the song on their 1994 album, How To Make Enemies And Irritate People. Cotton recorded Frightened in 1993. The collection of songs by the songwriter/violinist/self promoter Bill Rhea was released on the French label Silences.Josie Cotton – Josie Cotton performing in June 2007
7. Alannah Currie – Alannah Joy Currie is a musician and artist, best known as a former member of the UK pop group Thompson Twins. Trained as a journalist, Currie emigrated to the UK in 1977. Currie squatted in South West London ending up in Lillieshall Road, Clapham Old Town. With her across-the-road neighbour, Trace Newton-Ingham, she co-founded the dread-punk-improvising group, The Unfuckables. The Unfuckables performed one "gig" at an Anti-Psychiatry Conference in early 1980, held in the Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London. The Thompson Twins signed two major record contracts with Arista Records before signing with Warner Bros.. Records. Doctor!, Hold Me Now, You Take Me Up. In 1984 the band participated in the "international satellite installation" by Nam June Paik, Good Morning, Mr. Orwell. Her songwriting credits also include "I Want an international hit for Deborah Harry in 1989. By 1994 Babble had released their first album. Currie later returned to New Zealand working primarily as environmental activist. She was founder Against Genetic Engineering in Food and the Environment. In 2004 she designed a series of protest billboards that won several international art / science awards. She is also the Armchair Destructivists.Alannah Currie – Alannah Currie, Bristol, February 1984
8. Carol Decker – Carol Ann Decker is an English musician. She is best known as the singer and woman for the band T'Pau, which had international success in the late 1980s. Decker's personal label is named GnatFish. Decker was born in Huyton, Merseyside and educated along with other members of the band. In addition to her musical achievements, Decker has also screen, including a part in the film, Nine Dead Gay Guys. TV appearances include Hit Me, Baby, One More Time. Decker took part in the prime time BBC One show Just the Two of Us which began on 2 January 2007. Matt Lucas's charity single "I'm Gon na Be" for Comic Relief's Red Nose Day 2007. She released a single, "Just Dream", in September 2007. They co-wrote the majority of the band's songs. Decker began dating restaurateur Richard Coates in 1996. They married in 2006. Decker became a joint tenant of the Cherry Tree Inn at Stoke Row near Henley, which Coates had established. It closed in 2012. T'Pau official website Gnatfish Records Carol Decker at the Internet Movie DatabaseCarol Decker – Carol Decker in 2010
9. Justinne Gamache – Justinne "Jussi" Gamache, also known by her pseudonym Liz Enthusiasm, is the lead singer of indie synthpop band Freezepop. She currently lives in Massachusetts. Gamache also works in graphic design, including the design for the Freezepop website. She has created several music videos for Freezepop using then-Macromedia's Flash program. Gamache has also written songs in Japanese, French. Gamache holds two degrees from Boston University School for the Arts. Gamache's personal web site Liz's songs with Gordon Merrick Freezepop websiteJustinne Gamache – Liz performs at the Penny Arcade Expo in September 2009 in Seattle
10. Gillian Gilbert – Gilbert's family moved to the nearby market town of Macclesfield when she was young. In a 1987 New Order interview, Gilbert said that she wanted to live in Manchester. You have to buy one of our singles.' So we got it home and played it on this horrible record player. We'd known Stephen before. We thought, ` My god, this sounds horrible." Gilbert would later begin dating Morris. Ian Curtis's death in May 1980 left a three-member band that named New Order. She had already played with Joy Division a number of times, filling in for both Curtis and Sumner playing guitar. Gilbert's membership was suggested by manager Rob Gretton. Gilbert's live performance with New Order occurred at The Squat in Manchester on 25 October 1980. As New Order members Sumner and Hook had already produced music outside New Order, Gilbert and Morris formed their own band, The Other Two. Gilbert and Morris were married shortly afterward. Gilbert and Morris live in Rainow, outside Macclesfield. The couple have two daughters.Gillian Gilbert – Gillian Gilbert on stage with New Order, fête de l'Humanité 2012.
11. Vivien Goldman – Vivien Goldman is a British journalist, writer and musician. She was born from Nazi Germany. She studied American literature at the University of Warwick. She began her career for Island Records. Goldman lived for a year and a half where she was a member of new wave duo Chantage, which gained modest fame in France. She released the "Dirty Washing EP" with tracks produced by John Lydon and Adrian Sherwood. The EP appeared first on Ed Bahlman's iconic 99 Records imprint on 3 June 1981. In August 1981, two of the tracks from the EP, "Launderette" and "Private Armies," were issued as a 7" single in the UK. Later the song "Launderette" was included on the Chicks On Speed-produced Girl Monster collection. In that year she also contributed vocals to the New Age Steppers' self-titled debut. Goldman wrote about reggae, punk and post-punk. She was a member of The Flying Lizards, shared a flat with fellow NME journalist and The Pretenders singer Chrissie Hynde. Goldman is listed in writing credits along with the band Massive Attack on the song "Sly". Goldman was Kid Creole's biographer. Goldman is also an accomplished documentarian and professor of punk and reggae at New York University's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music.Vivien Goldman – Vivien Goldman
12. Clare Grogan – Claire Patricia Grogan, known professionally as Clare Grogan or sometimes as C. P. Grogan, is a Scottish actress and singer. Born in Glasgow, her two sisters all attended the Notre Dame Convent School. Aged 17 dancing at the Glasgow College of Technology, Grogan was a bystander when a fight broke out between several patrons. She states that her parents still find it hard to read about the incident. Grogan began filming Gregory's Girl just three months after the incident. Originally a member of Scottish Youth Theatre, she was originally obliged to appear as'C.P. Grogan' because there was already a member of Equity named Claire Grogan. Grogan would later drop the i from her first name. While working as a waitress at the Spaghetti restaurant in Glasgow, Grogan was spotted by film director Bill Forsyth. This led to her breakthrough acting role in Gregory's Girl as Susan. Forsyth refused to recast the role and Grogan was filmed mostly in profile. When filmed in up, makeup artists covered Grogan's scar with mortician's wax. In 1984, Grogan played Charlotte in Joy. In 1985, Grogan was the receptionist in the BBC Television version of Blott on the Landscape. Grogan had a recurring role playing 1, 2 and 6 of the TV show Red Dwarf.Clare Grogan – Clare Grogan in 2009
13. Nina Hagen – Catharina "Nina" Hagen is a German singer, songwriter, actress. Around that same time, Hagen released the single "Du hast den Farbfilm vergessen". After her stepfather Wolf Biermann's East German citizenship was withdrawn in 1976, she followed him to Hamburg. Afterwards Hagen was offered a record deal from CBS Records and formed Nina Hagen Band. Their self-titled album was released in 1978 to a critical acclaim and was a commercial success selling over 250,000 copies. The band released one more album Unbehagen in 1979. Hagen followed it with two more albums: Fearless and Nina Hagen in Ekstasy, before her contract with CBS was not renewed. In 1989, Hagen was offered a record deal from Mercury Records. Hagen released three albums on the label: Nina Hagen, Revolution Ballroom. However, none of the albums achieved commercial success. She made her musical comeback with the release of her Return of the Mother. Besides her musical career, she is also a voice-over actress. She wrote three autobiographies: Nina Hagen: That's Why the Lady Is a Punk, Bekenntnisse. Hagen is also noted for her animal rights activism. Nina Hagen was born in the former East Berlin, East Germany, Eva-Maria Hagen, an actress and singer.Nina Hagen – Nina Hagen at the premiere of The Seventh Dwarf (2014)
14. Debbie Harry – Deborah Ann "Debbie" Harry is an American singer-songwriter and actress, best known as the lead singer of the new wave band Blondie. She recorded several worldwide number one singles during the 1970s and 1980s. She is sometimes considered the first rapper to chart due to her work on "Rapture". She has also had success as a solo artist before reforming Blondie in the late 1990s. Her acting career spans over 60 film roles and numerous television appearances. She attended Hawthorne High School, where she graduated in 1963. She graduated from Centenary College in Hackettstown, New Jersey, in 1965. Later, she was a waitress at Max's Kansas City, a go-go dancer in a Union City, a Playboy Bunny. The studio tapes remain lost. In 1974, Harry joined the Stilettoes with Amanda Jones. Chris Stein, joined the band shortly after. After leaving the Stilettoes, Harry and Stein formed the Snake with Tish Bellomo and Snooky Bellomo. Thereafter, Harry and Stein formed Blondie, naming it after the term of address men often called Harry when she bleached her hair blonde. Blondie quickly became regulars at CBGB in New York City. Snopes.com noted that an author of a book on Bundy, says false claims of Bundy abductions are not uncommon.Debbie Harry – Debbie Harry performing in Toronto in October 1977
15. Chrissie Hynde – Christine Ellen "Chrissie" Hynde is an American musician, best known as a founding member of the rock band The Pretenders. Inspired by counter-culture, she worked in London at their punk-themed clothing store, SEX. In 1978, Hynde formed The Pretenders, with the late Pete Farndon, Martin Chambers. As guitarist, Hynde has been the only constant member of the band throughout its history. She has also released a number of hits with other musicians including Frank Sinatra and UB40. The Pretenders were inducted in 2005. She was born in the daughter of a Yellow Pages manager. She graduated from Firestone High School in Akron, but stated that "I was never too interested in high school. I mean, I never went steady. It became pretty awful for me. Except, of course, I could go see bands, the kick. I used to go to Cleveland just to see any band. So I was in love a lot of the time, but mostly with guys in bands that I had never met. I had, uh, bigger things in mind, like girls." She became interested in vegetarianism.Chrissie Hynde – Chrissie Hynde in April 2013
16. Lia Ices – Lia Ices is a singer-songwriter from Westport, Connecticut, currently living in Northern California. Eliot, is also a musician, a collaborator in her music. In 2008, Necima, was released in September of that year, produced by Nicolas Vernhes at Rare Book Room Studios in Brooklyn, NY. She recorded the album at The Clubhouse in Rhinebeck, NY. "Daphne", features a duet with Bon Iver frontman, Justin Vernon. Critics found her voice more relaxed than on her album. "Wish You Were Here" Released: April 3, 2012 Format: Digital Download, 7" Single Official website Jagjaguwar Records Lia Ices Blog Lia Ices on FacebookLia Ices – Lia Ices
17. Grace Jones – Grace Jones is a Jamaican singer, songwriter, lyricist, supermodel, record producer, actress. She was raised by her grandparents. At 13 she moved with her siblings in Syracuse, New York. Her most popular albums include Warm Leatherette, Nightclubbing, Slave to the Rhythm. She appeared during the 1970s and early 1980s. In 1986 she acted in and contributed a song to the 1992 Eddie Murphy film Boomerang. She appeared in the 2001 film Wolf Girl. In 1983, Jones' One Show was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Long-Form Music Video. For her work in Conan the Destroyer, Vamp, she was nominated for Saturn Awards for Best Supporting Actress. In 1999, in 2008, she was honored with a Q Idol Award. Grace Jones was born in Spanish Town, Jamaica, the daughter of Marjorie and Robert W. Jones, a local politician and Apostolic clergyman. The couple already would go on to have four more. While they were in the US, they left their children with her new husband, Peart. She was raised into the family's Pentecostal faith, having to take part in Bible readings every night. She initially attended the Pentecostal All Saints School, before being sent to a public school.Grace Jones – Jones in performance, 2011
18. Apollonia Kotero – Apollonia Kotero is an American actress, singer, former model and talent manager. She is best known for having been the lead singer in the group Apollonia 6. Kotero was born in Santa Monica, the eldest of six children. Socorro, was a caregiver for the elderly. Always an outgoing child, she dropped out of high school at the age of 16 to become a model. Kotero worked as an model. In 1982, she appeared in the music videos for "The Other Woman" by Ray Parker Jr. and "Shakin'" by Eddie Money. She appeared in the 1984 movie The Mystic Warrior as the American woman "Wicahpi". Vanity 6, renamed Apollonia 6 for the film, also featured supporting singers Brenda Bennett and Prince's then-girlfriend Susan Moonsie. Apollonia 6 embarked on a worldwide tour to promote their hit single, "Sex Shooter". Kotero had originally recorded a version of the song "Manic Monday" for the 1984 album Apollonia 6. Composed by Prince, the song would later become a worldwide hit single for group The Bangles. She performed several solo songs, including "Red Light Romeo", written and composed by Jon Lind. She also hosted Channel's Latin Beat program. During this period an exercise video entitled Go For It was also released.Apollonia Kotero – Kotero at L.A. Fashion Week, Culver City, California, in March 2008
19. Martha Ladly – Martha Jane Ladly is a Canadian academic, designer and musician. She is Professor of Design, at OCAD University. Ladly achieved international fame as part of the Muffins. She then then worked in education. A student at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto, Canada, Ladly was invited to join Canadian new wave band Martha & the Muffins in 1978. Upon accepting the offer, she became one of two vocalists and keyboard players named Martha in the band. The other Martha was Martha Johnson, who sang lead including 1980's "Echo Beach". Ladly played with the band from 1978–80, sang lead vocals on the group's seventh single, "Was Ezo", which she also co-composed. Ladly left the band in August 1980 to take up an art scholarship. She subsequently relocated to the United Kingdom. During her time in England, while pursuing her twin interests in visual art, Ladly became friends with a number of popular musical acts. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark credits Ladly for suggesting the titles of their 1981 hit album Architecture & Morality, their 1984 hit single "Tesla Girls". In 1982, Ladly joined cult Scottish post-punk act The Associates appearing on Top of the Pops. She left The Associates in 1986 and subsequently worked with Robert Palmer's band. Ladly established a short solo career in the early 1980s, releasing two singles:.Martha Ladly – Martha Ladly 2011
20. Ladyhawke (musician) – Phillipa Margaret "Pip" Brown, better known by her stage name Ladyhawke, is a New Zealand singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Brown took her name from Richard Donner's 1985 Ladyhawke. She relocated around 2013. Ladyhawke, topped the RIANZ Albums Chart. It spawned five singles of which "My Delirium" was the most successful. At the ARIA Music Awards of 2009, Ladyhawke won Breakthrough Artist in both album and single categories. Wild Things, was released on 3 June 2016. Phillipa Margaret Brown was born on 13 July 1979 in Masterton, a town in the Wairarapa region of New Zealand. Brown came with her mother being her stepfather, a jazz drummer. During her childhood, various allergies kept her out of the hospital. At age ten she contracted erysipeloid, a disease, common in seagulls but had not been seen in humans in New Zealand for twenty years. Her allergies to antibiotics and antihistamines greatly complicated treatment efforts and almost put her into a coma, she came close to dying. Brown has been diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. While attending Chanel College, she played in several grunge bands. After high school, Brown moved from Masterton to Wellington.Ladyhawke (musician) – Ladyhawke performing at the Evolution Festival in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, on 25 May 2009
21. Cyndi Lauper – Cynthia Ann Stephanie "Cyndi" Lauper is an American singer, songwriter, actress and LGBT activist. Her career has spanned over 30 years. Her success continued for the motion picture The Goonies and her second record True Colors. This album included "Change of Heart", which peaked at number 3. Since 1989, she has participated in many other projects. In 2010, Memphis Blues, became Billboard's most successful album of the year, remaining at # 1 on the Billboard Blues Albums chart for 13 consecutive weeks. The musical was awarded five other Tonys including Tony Award for Best New Musical. In 2014, she was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album for the recording. Lauper has won awards at the Grammys, Emmys, Tonys, the New York's Outer Critics Circle, MTV Video Music Awards, American Music Awards. She won the inaugural Best Female Video prize at the 1984 VMAs for Girls Just Wan na Have Fun. This video is recognized by MTV, VH1 and Rolling Stone as one of the greatest ever music videos of the era. Lauper is featured in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum's Women Who Rock exhibit. VH1 has ranked Lauper No. 58 of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll. She has been celebrated in the United States. Her charitable efforts were acknowledged in 2013 when the singer was invited as a special guest to attend US President Barack Obama's second-term inaugural.Cyndi Lauper – Lauper performing in 2000
22. Amanda Lear – Amanda Lear is a French singer, lyricist, painter, television presenter, actress and former model. She studied art in Paris and at Saint Martin's School of Art in London. Lear went on to model for Paco Rabanne and Ossie Clark among others. Around that time Lear would remain his closest friend and muse for the next 15 years. She first came as the cover model for Roxy Music's album For Your Pleasure in 1973. From the mid-1970s to the early 1980s, Lear was a million-album-selling queen, mainly in Continental Europe and Scandinavia, signed to Ariola Records. Lear's first four albums earned her popularity, charting in the Top 10 on European charts, including the best-selling Sweet Revenge. Her biggest hits included "Blood and Honey", "Tomorrow", "Queen of Chinatown", "Follow Me", "Enigma" and "Fashion Pack". Amanda's 1980s musical output saw her trying to revive her career by re-recording earlier hits to various levels of success. 1980s also saw two books: an autobiography My Life with Dalí and a novel L'Immortelle. Since the 1990s her time has been divided between music, movies and painting. Despite frequent album releases, Lear failed to achieve success on charts with her music. However, her career remained successful, with Lear hosting numerous prime time TV shows, occasionally making guest appearances in French and Italian TV series. Lear has also performed dubbing roles in independent as well as major film productions. In the late 2000s she would reinvent herself as a theatrical actress, performing in long-running stage plays in France.Amanda Lear – Amanda Lear in France, 2011.
23. Annie Lennox – Ann "Annie" Lennox, OBE is a Scottish singer, songwriter, political activist and philanthropist. Including Best British Female Artist six times, Lennox has won more than any other female artist. She has also been named the "Brits Champion of Champions". Lennox embarked with her debut album, Diva, which produced several hit singles including "Why" and "Walking on Broken Glass". To date, she has released a compilation album, The Annie Lennox Collection. Aside from her eight Brit Awards, she has also collected an MTV Video Music Award. In 2002, Lennox received a Billboard Century Award; the highest accolade from Billboard Magazine. On June 2012 she performed at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert in front of Buckingham Palace. Lennox performed the song "Little Bird" during the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony on 12 August 2012. Lennox has been named "The Greatest White Soul Singer Alive" of The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time by Rolling Stone. In 2012, she was rated No. 22 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women in Music. She has earned the distinction of "most successful British artist in UK music history" due to her commercial success since the early 1980s. Including her work within Eurythmics, Lennox had sold over 80 million records worldwide. Annie Lennox was born on Christmas Day 1954 in Summerfield Maternity hospital, Aberdeen, Thomas Allison Lennox. In the 1970s, Lennox won a place in London where she studied the flute, piano and harpsichord for three years.Annie Lennox – Annie Lennox performing at the Rally for Human Rights during the International AIDS Conference 2010 in Vienna as part of her SING Campaign.
24. Katrina Leskanich – Leskanich was born in Topeka, Kansas. She is of Irish, Czech ancestry. Katrina and her five siblings moved frequently as children. This incarnation of the Waves broke up when Rew left to join the Soft Boys. A more direct ancestor of Katrina and the Waves was a pop cover band hailing from Feltwell, England. This band, founded in 1978, featured her then-boyfriend Vince de la Cruz on vocals and lead guitar. By late 1980, Alex Cooper had joined the band with Bob Jakins on bass. When The Soft Boys broke up in 1981, Rew contacted his old Wave-mate Cooper to see about renewing their musical partnership. The Waves were initially fronted by singer/songwriter/guitarist Rew, who brought a wealth of original material to the band. Leskanich, meanwhile, only sang lead vocals on the cover tunes in the band's repertoire. However, she was soon the primary vocalist. The Waves made their recorded appearances on a 1982 single; both tracks were included on the 1982 Rew solo album called The Bible of Bop. The Waves then issued their debut EP Horror later in 1982. Around this time, bassist Jakins left the band. The band was rechristened Katrina and the Waves.Katrina Leskanich – Katrina Leskanich performing in 1986 at a concert
25. Lene Lovich – Lene Lovich is an American singer, songwriter and musician of Serbian and English descent based in England. She developed an interest in theater, enrolling at the Central School of Art and Design where she took saxophone lessons. In 1975, she joined the band the Diversions and afterwards wrote the lyrics to Cerrone's single "Supernature". The song was appeared on her debut studio album Stateless, which produced the single "Lucky Number". She released two more albums, No Man's Land, on Stiff Records. In 1989, she independently released March before her 15-year hiatus. She came back in 2005 with the release of her album Shadows and Dust. In 2013, she released a re-mastered version of all her previous albums in a limited edition box set. Lovich was born Lili-Marlene Premilovich in Detroit, Michigan, to a Serbian father. After her father had health problems, her mother took her three siblings to live in Hull, England. Lovich was 13 years old at the time. He became her longtime collaborator and life partner. In autumn 1968, they went to London to attend school. Over the following decade, Lovich attended several art schools, appeared in cabaret clubs as an "Oriental" dancer. She also travelled to Spain, where she visited Salvador Dalí in his home.Lene Lovich – Lovich, University of Bradford, February 1979
26. Annabella Lwin – Annabella Lwin is an Anglo-Burmese singer, songwriter, record producer best known as the lead singer of Bow Wow Wow. Lwin was born in Rangoon, Burma. McLaren dubbed her'Bess Man'. The group would go on to chart success with the songs "Go Wild in the Country", "Do You Wanna Hold Me?" and "I Want Candy". Early on in the band, controversy surrounded Lwin as she had posed nude for the cover of See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Yeah. City All Over! Go the group's first full-length album. She collaborated across the Atlantic with seasoned musicians and songwriters such as Billy Steinberg and Ellen Shipley. Another single from the album, "War Boys", produced by John Robie, spent six weeks on the US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, peaking at #28. Lwin reunited with the former player from Bow Wow Wow in 1997, recreating the sound of the original band for a US tour. Various guitarists filled in. Lwin's songwriting also brought her with producers such as Guy Chambers and Michael Lattanzi. She continues to perform Bow Wow Wow and new songs as well as participating in animal charity related concerts.Annabella Lwin – Annabella Lwin performing with Bow Wow Wow in Kant-Kino, Berlin in 1982.
27. Kirsty MacColl – Kirsty Anna MacColl was an English singer and songwriter. She also sang on recordings produced by The Pogues. At the age of 41, MacColl died after being hit by a powerboat in Mexico. Kirsty MacColl was the daughter of dancer Jean Newlove. Stiff Records executives were not impressed with the band, but subsequently signed her to a solo deal. Her debut solo single "They Don't Know", peaked at number two on the Music Week airplay chart. However, the single consequently failed to appear on the UK Singles Chart. The single was pulled, only a few "white label" promo copies of the single are known to exist. MacColl moved in 1981. This included two extra verses specially written by Bragg. Also MacColl wrote and performed the theme song "London Girls" for Channel 4's short-lived sitcom Dream Stuffing. In the United States, MacColl was probably most recognisable as the writer of "They Don't Know". Tracey Ullman's version reached # 2 in # 8 in the United States in early 1984. MacColl also sang back-up on the track, providing the "Baay-byy" because it was too high a pitch for Ullman. It was played over the closing credits of Ullman's HBO show Tracey Takes On... in 1996.Kirsty MacColl – Kirsty MacColl memorial bench in Soho Square
28. Aimee Mann – Aimee Mann is an American rock singer, singer-songwriter, bassist and guitarist. Mann graduated from Open High School in Richmond, Virginia. In 1978, Mann enrolled in Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. She joined The Young Snakes. In 1983, the band released the EP Bark Along with The Young Snakes. In 1983, Mann co-founded'Til Tuesday with boyfriend Michael Hausman. In 1985, the band released the album with the title track inspired by Mann's breakup with Hausman. It won the MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist. In 1986, the band released Welcome Home, their second album. In 1987, she sang vocals with Geddy Lee" by rock Rush from their 1987 album Hold Your Fire. She also appeared in the music video for the song. In 1988, the band released Everything's Different Now, their third and final album. The band broke up in 1990 when Mann left to start her solo career. In 1993, Mann released her album, Whatever, which sold modestly but met with critical praise. In 1995, Mann released I'm through Geffen Records which, like her debut, garnered positive reviews but commercial success.Aimee Mann – Mann in concert in October 2008
29. Marina and the Diamonds – Marina Lambrini Diamandis, known professionally as Marina and the Diamonds, is a Welsh singer-songwriter. Raised in nearby Pandy, Diamandis moved to London as a teenager to become a professional singer, despite having little formal musical experience. In 2009, she came upon placing second in the BBC's Sound of 2010. The Family Jewels, incorporates indie pop and new wave musical styles. It was certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry. "Hollywood", peaked at number 12 on the UK Singles Chart. Electra Heart is a concept album about a character of the same name. Its producers include StarGate, Dr. Luke, Diplo. The song "Electra Heart" portrays the death of the character. Produced entirely by Diamandis and David Kosten, it was praised for its cohesive introspective lyrical content. She has described herself as an "indie artist with pop goals" and often analyses components of human behaviour in her music. She grew up in the nearby village of Pandy, Monmouthshire. Diamandis has one older sister. Greek father met at university in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, divorced when Diamandis was four. In her childhood, Diamandis attended Haberdashers' Monmouth School for Girls, reflecting that "I sort of found my talent there...Marina and the Diamonds – Marina and the Diamonds performing at Concord Hall in Chicago, 2015
30. Jenny Morris (musician) – Jennifer "Jenny" Patricia Morris OAM is a New Zealand-born Australian pop, rock singer-songwriter. Her first success came with New Zealand band The Crocodiles, who had a top 20 hit single with "Tears". Re-locating to Sydney, Australia in February 1981, she formed a trio, QED, in 1983. Morris provided backing vocals on their 1983 album, The Swing. Morris worked on their 1985–1986 Listen Like Thieves World Tour. These albums and singles also peaked on the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand charts. Morris was nominated for the same award in 1992. In 2003, in 2010 she received the Medal of the Order of Australia. Jenny Morris grew up in Hamilton with three brothers and four sisters. Morris used her sister's guitar to put it to music. Morris has stated that her influences include Dusty Springfield. Her professional performance was at age fifteen, at Andersons Theatre Restaurant, in Hamilton. In 1976 she became a singer with How's Your Father, who were finalists in the'National Battle of the Bands'. She began working at a high school near Wellington. Late in 1978 Morris joined Wide Mouthed Frogs in Wellington, performing lead vocals.Jenny Morris (musician) – Jenny Morris at APRA Music Awards 2012
31. Alison Moyet – Geneviève Alison Jane Moyet is an English singer, songwriter and performer noted for her bluesy contralto voice. She has since mainly worked as a solo artist. Her UK album sales have reached a certified million, with over a million singles sold. She has also achieved five Top 10 hits in the UK Singles Chart. The Minutes was released in the UK on 6 May 2013. Moyet was born to a French father and English mother. She grew up in the nearby town of Basildon, where she attended Markhams Chase Junior School and then Nicholas Comprehensive at secondary level. After leaving school at 16, she trained as a piano tuner. She also worked for the cosmetic Yardley. In the United States, the band operated due to trademark issues with the Yazoo Records record label already operating in the region. Yazoo had several hits, including "Only You", "Don't Go", "Situation" and "Nobody's Diary", recorded two albums, Me Both. In 1983, Moyet and Clarke decided to disband Yazoo. While Clarke went on to form The Assembly and then Erasure, Moyet began her solo career. In 1984, Moyet released her debut solo Alf. Alf was produced by the record songwriting team of Jolley & Swain.Alison Moyet – Moyet performing in Hanover, 2011
32. Nena – She is a German singer-songwriter, actress, comedian who rose to international fame in 1983 with the New German Wave song "99 Luftballons". In 1984, Nena re-recorded this song as "99 Red Balloons". She was also the name of the band with whom she released the song. The re-recording of some of her old songs rekindled her career in 2002. In 2007, Nena co-founded Neue Schule Hamburg. Gabriele Susanne Kerner was born on 24 March 1960 in West Germany while her family lived in the nearby town of Breckerfeld. Nena later lived in Hagen. In the three following years she was trained as a goldsmith. Nena's musical career began on 2 July 1979 when guitarist Rainer Kitzmann offered her a position of the lead singer. The group had a minor hit with the song "Ecstasy", but never disbanded on 3 March 1982. Together, they formed the Nena. The single reportedly sold the day after the song appeared on the show and reached No. 2 in the German charts. In 1983, the band released its first Nena, which contained the singles "99 Luftballons" and "Leuchtturm". In 1984, Casey Kasem's radio show American Top 40 introduced a "mixed" version of the song, "splicing" the German and English versions together. In May 1984 while on a tour in the UK, she made the headlines of the red-top press for having unshaven armpits.Nena – Nena in 2013
33. Terri Nunn – Terri Kathleen Nunn, is an American singer and actress. Nunn is best known as the lead vocalist of the new band Berlin. She was born in California. Nunn joined Berlin in 1978 and temporarily left the following year to pursue an acting career. In 1981, Nunn rejoined the group as the lead vocalist and soon forged her recording career in the band. Her greatest success in Berlin was the top-selling 1986 single "Take the love theme in the film Top Gun. It reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. Nunn sang popular songs with Berlin, including "Sex", "The Metro", "You Don't Know", "No More Words" and "Masquerade". Hooker, Lou Grant and James at 15. Nunn also unsuccessfully auditioned in Star Wars. Nunn appeared in the 1978 film Thank God It's Friday. In 1979, Nunn played a part in Time Express. In 1985, Terri Nunn dated Muchael Hutchence for a short time when he was in the United States. INXS went for the first time and toured England. It was there in England Nunn met Hutchence in a little club called The Marquee because his band wasn't big yet.Terri Nunn – Terri Nunn performing at Oracle OpenWorld 2010.
34. Hazel O'Connor – Hazel O'Connor is a British singer-songwriter and actress. She became famous in the early 1980s with singles "Eighth Day", "D-Days" and "Will You", as well as starring in the film Breaking Glass. O'Connor was born in Coventry, England. She is the daughter of a soldier from Galway who settled after the Second World War to work in a car plant. Her debut was in Girls Come First in 1975. Through all this experience of the world I realized that singing always cheered me up. I decided to be a singer. Through strange turns of fate I ended up in a film called'Breaking Glass' I also ended up writing all the songs for the movie. Her performance as Kate won the Variety Club of Great Britain Award for ` Best Film Actor' and BAFTA nominations for ` Best Newcomer' and ` Best Film Score.' The film's album featured songs written and performed by O'Connor and reached number 5 in the UK Albums Chart. It was certified Gold by the British Phonographic Industry. Several tracks from the album were "Will You" which both reached the UK Top 10. When O'Connor toured the UK to promote the album, she selected as her opening act a then-unknown group called Duran Duran. It was the band's first opportunity to gave them the exposure they needed to secure a recording contract. Subsequent albums released by O'Connor included Sons and Lovers, Cover Plus, Smile, Five in the Morning.Hazel O'Connor – Hazel O'Connor in 2010 at the Ropetackle Centre, Shoreham
35. Jacquie O'Sullivan – Jacquie O'Sullivan is an English singer and songwriter. O'Sullivan was originally a member of the country/punk/rockabilly group Shillelagh Sisters. It was "a sort of a kind of trendy band". The name came about courtesy of their Irish connections. After a year with that group she parted company. She did, however, feel the records they released "weren't very good". She appeared on the Visage videoclip in 1981. She also appeared for Eurythmics' 1983 hit single "Who's that girl?". The original Bananarama members also featured in the video. Bananarama's streak continued with the addition of O'Sullivan. They re-recorded the vocals for the songs "I Want You Back" and "Nathan Jones" with O'Sullivan to replace versions previously recorded by Fahey. The group scored eight consecutive Top 40 hits with O'Sullivan. She appeared on Bananarama's fund-raising cover of The Beatles' "Help!" for Comic Relief alongside comedians French and Saunders and Kathy Burke, who appeared as "Lananenenoonoo". The record peaked on the UK Singles Chart in 1989. She also participated in Band Aid II's 1989 re-recording of "Do They Know It's Christmas?"Jacquie O'Sullivan – Jacquie in London (2007)
36. Kate Pierson – Catherine Elizabeth "Kate" Pierson is an American vocalist, lyricist, one of the lead singers and founding members of The B-52's. She plays guitar, various keyboard instruments. In the B-52s, she has performed alongside Cindy Wilson, Keith Strickland. In February 2015, Pierson released Guitars and Microphones, featuring co-written by Sia Furler. She later released the single "Don't Sting the Bee," and on April 2016 she released a cover of the single "Venus." Pierson was born in Weehawken, New Jersey and raised in Rutherford. She operates the businesses with Monica Coleman, her partner since 2003. On August 2015, Pierson and Coleman married in Furler's husband, Erik Anders Lang. Cindy, Kate, Keith recorded two songs for a Japanese show titled "Snakeman Show". The soundtrack LP from 1980 or CD from 1988 was only released in Japan. Fred Schneider, on his Fred Schneider & the Shake Society solo album from 1984 on songs "Monster," "Summer in Hell," "I'm Gonna Haunt You" and "Boonga". Iggy Pop, on the 1990 Top-20 song "Candy". Matthew Sweet, on the 1989 album Earth. The album and singles were only released in Japan. Two songs were used to anime Arc the Lad.Kate Pierson – Kate Pierson in 2009
37. Carole Pope – She is the sister of Emmy Award-winning producer screenwriter Elaine Pope. Pope was raised from England. She attended Cedarbrae Collegiate. Pope met Kevan Staples at a band audition in Scarborough. In 1968, they began performing together as a duo in Yorkville, Toronto's live music and arts district at the time. In 1970, they adopted the O, changing it to The Bullwhip Brothers the following year. In 1975, Pope and Staples formed the band Rough Trade. Pope often performed in bondage attire. Rough Trade Live, was produced by Jack Richardson. In 1980, Pope sang backup vocals on Murray McLaughlin's album Into a Mystery. She subsequently won the Juno Award for Best Female Vocalist in 1982 and 1983. She and Staples co-wrote the 1983 single "Transformation," recorded by Nona Hendryx. Pope also appeared as a guest vocalist on the Payola$ single "Never Said I Loved You,", a top ten hit in 1983. She teamed up with the Payola $ founder, Paul Hyde to sing the duet "My Brilliant Career" on his album Living Off the Radar. During the 1980s Rough Trade earned four gold and two platinum records.Carole Pope – Carole Pope 2014
38. Lorraine Segato – Segato initially became known as the vocalist in the Toronto rock band Mama Quilla II. This band formed the core membership of The Parachute Club. The Parachute Club was particularly active in the 1980s, initially breaking up in 1989. Segato co-wrote nearly every song the band released, including all their singles. A reconstituted version including Segato, commenced performing in 2005 and continues to perform today. After the initial breakup of Parachute Club, Segato released Phoenix, in 1990. Luminous City, followed in 1998. Segato also appeared on the science fiction Lexx, singing a song as the "Time Prophet" on the episode "Brigadoom". She performed "supported by the choir of the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto. In 2014, the surviving band members released a contemporary remix of the song in conjunction with Toronto's hosting of the 2014 edition of WorldPride. Invincible Decency, was released in 2015. She is also preparing Get Off My Dress, a loosely autobiographical one-woman theatrical play.Lorraine Segato – Lorraine Segato at fund raiser, Queen Street, Toronto, 1993,
39. Siouxsie Sioux – Susan Janet Ballion, better known by her stage name Siouxsie Sioux, is an English singer, songwriter, musician and producer. She is best known as the lead singer of the alternative rock band Siouxsie and the Banshees and the drums-and-voice duo the Creatures. With the Creatures, Siouxsie recorded four studio albums and the hit single "Right Now". She has also sung with artists such as Morrissey and John Cale. After disbanding the Creatures in the mid-2000s, she continued as a solo artist and released Mantaray in 2007. AllMusic named Siouxsie as "one of the most influential British singers of the rock era". Her songs have been covered by Jeff Buckley, Tricky and LCD Soundsystem. Her records have also been praised by artists such as PJ Harvey and TV on the Radio. Siouxsie was born Susan Janet Ballion on 27 May 1957 at Guy's Hospital in Southwark, England. She is 10 years younger than her two siblings. Her brother and sister were born while the family was based in the Belgian Congo. Her parents met in that colony and stayed working there for a few years. Her mother, Betty, was half-Scots, half-English and was a bilingual secretary who spoke French, her father was a bacteriologist who milked venom from snakes. He was a Walloon from the French-speaking part of Belgium. In the late 1950s, before Siouxsie's birth, the family moved to England.Siouxsie Sioux – Siouxsie performing in 1980 in Edinburgh
40. Patty Smyth – Patricia "Patty" Smyth is an American singer and songwriter. She first came in the band Scandal. She went on to perform on her own. New-wave image gained broad exposure through video recordings aired on cable music video channels such as MTV. Her album Never Enough was well received, generated a pair of Top 40 hits. In the early 1990s she again reached the Top 10 with a duet sung with Don Henley. She co-wrote with James Ingram the song "Look What Love Has Done" for the 1994 motion picture, Junior. The work earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Song Written for Visual Media, as well as an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song. Smyth married star John McEnroe in 1997. After growing up in the Brooklyn neighborhood Gerritsen Beach, Smyth joined Scandal in 1981. The band released the next year. Featuring the song "Goodbye to You", it went on to become Columbia Records' biggest EP. In 1984, they put out The Warrior. However, despite their success, internal strife within the group led to their breakup afterwards. However, she declined the offer.Patty Smyth – Smyth at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival Vanity Fair party
41. Gwen Stefani – Gwen Renée Stefani is an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer. During the band's hiatus, Stefani embarked by releasing her debut studio Love. Angel. Music. Baby. Inspired from the 1980s, the album was met with both commercial success. In 2006 Stefani released her second studio album The Sweet Escape. The album produced two successful singles: "Wind It Up" and the album's title track "The Sweet Escape". Stefani has won three Grammy Awards. As a artist she has received several accolades, including an American Music Award, Brit Award, two Billboard Music Awards. In 2003, she expanded her collection with drawing inspiration from Japanese culture and fashion. Stefani performs and makes public appearances with four back-up dancers known as the Harajuku Girls. She was married to British musician Gavin Rossdale from 2002 to 2015 and they have three sons. Billboard magazine ranked Stefani the 54th most successful artist and 37th most successful Hot 100 artist of the 2000–09 decade. VH1 ranked her 13th on their "100 Greatest Women in Music" list in 2012.Gwen Stefani – Stefani at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival
42. Poly Styrene – Marianne Joan Elliott-Said, known by the stage name Poly Styrene, was a British musician, singer-songwriter, frontwoman for the punk rock band X-Ray Spex. Styrene was raised in Brixton, London. Her mother, who raised her alone, was a legal secretary. Her father was a Somali aristocrat. As a teenager, Styrene also trained in opera. At age 15, she hitchhiked from one music festival to another, staying at hippie crash pads. Styrene recorded her first album in 1975, when she was 18 years old. Her manager enlisted Ted Bunting to produce the record. According to Bunting, the album's punk sound allowed Styrene to tap into her lyrical talents, writing words that resonated directly with the period's youth. In 1976, Styrene released her single under her real name, Mari Elliott. Titled "Silly Billy", it was a reggae track, with some touches of the then popular style. She co-wrote the B-side "What A Way" with Falcon Stuart. The single came in a GTO Records sleeve. She was "one of the least conventional front-persons in history, male or female". They launched their debut single in 1977.Poly Styrene – Poly Styrene
43. Susan Ann Sulley – The pair were invited to join the new line-up, initially as dancers and incidental vocalists for a European tour. They soon were asked to provide full vocals by Oakey as an experiment. Recruited into The Human League at age 17, she is a joint business partner in the band, recording and performing to this day. The Human League has dominated Sulley's life; she has been a singer all her adult life and has never had any other full-time job. Sulley was born Susan Ann Sulley in Sheffield, UK on 22 March 1963. She was raised and spent all her early years in the Gleadless suburb of the city. For her final education she attended the city's Frecheville Comprehensive School from the late 1970s until mid 1981. Her best friend from the age of 13 was fellow lifelong Sheffield resident and Frecheville student Joanne Catherall. The story of how Sulley and Joanne Catherall came to join The Human League remains firmly embedded in pop legend. Although verified by all involved, it was questioned at the time in some quarters as a modern Cinderella story or a deliberate publicity stunt. October 1980 saw the acrimonious departure of Ian Craig Marsh and Martyn Ware from the original line-up of the Human League at very short notice. It was decided that Philip Oakey would retain the title of The Human League. Oakey also would be responsible for honouring the band's commitments to Virgin Records. One of these commitments included an imminent European tour, the promoters threatened to sue Oakey if it wasn't completed as scheduled. With time rapidly running out before the tour, Oakey needed a female backing vocalist to replace the high vocals originally provided by Martyn Ware.Susan Ann Sulley – Susan Ann Sulley
44. Margaret Urlich – Margaret Urlich is an ARIA Award-winning musician based in New South Wales. Urlich moved in 1988 to pursue her singing career. Safety in Numbers, released in 1989, was highly successful and won "Breakthrough Artist - Album" at the 1991 ARIA Awards. Its follow-up Chameleon Dreams was also a success when released in 1992. Urlich has been Trans-Tasman, selling over 400,000 albums during her career, ranking her as one of New Zealand's most successful recording artists. Peking Man won the 1984 Shazam! Battle of The Bands, nz on screen, had a number of hit songs in New Zealand, "Good Luck to You", which reached No. 6, "Lift Your Head Up High", reaching No. 21 and the number one, "Room That Echoes", in 1985. Later she was a member of an all-girl group in New Zealand called When The Cat's Away. Urlich released her solo debut album Safety In Numbers in 1989. The album went triple platinum in Australia. Urlich winning an ARIA Award for "Best Breakthrough Artist." The song she featured in was the Rickie Lee Jones ballad "The Horses", a No. 1 hit for Braithwaite. The video clip featured Braithwaite singing with a model, lip syncing Urlich's voice. By mid year, Urlich and Smith had entered Sydney's 301 Studios to record a third track written by Smith and Barry Blue.Margaret Urlich – Urlich performing live in Hawkes Bay, 2008. Photograph by Tim Whittaker.
45. Rosie Vanier – Rosie Vanier is a British singer and keyboard player from Cornwall. Vanier grew up in Bodmin Moor "on a plot of land with no electricity, no heat, just a piano". Part-Native American father used to go on cycle tours in Europe, playing folk ballads along the way to entertain passers-by. The Goldbug soon built up a reputation as a live band in Cornwall and started to attract wider attention. They toured Europe for most of 2008. In August 2009, Vanier announced via the band's MySpace site that "the Goldbug are over". Summer 2014 saw the release of the Bad under the band name Lightknife. Summer 2015 saw the return of Rosie And The Goldbug. Q Magazine characterised her "enchanting howl" as "somewhere between Siouxsie & The Banshees and Cyndi Lauper having a sing-off with Kate Bush". A review of an Austin, Texas live concert in NME described her vocal style as ranging from Lene Lovich to Amanda Palmer. A definite step up from the Goldbug." 2010 – Ep1 2011 – Black Cats and Black Stars 2012 – Neon Nightmare 2014 – Bad in Love Official website Rosie Vanier's channel on YouTubeRosie Vanier – Rosie Vanier
46. Sarine Voltage – Sarine Voltage is an American musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. She is best known for hip-pop band The Power of 3, as well as industrial Goth rockers, universal black. Her style of writing is laden with counter-melodies from the bass, guitar. First playing with Allentown-based Steel Town Underground, MIDI programming, lead vocals and front person were soon added to Voltage's bill. In 1989, she headed west to start her own band in San Francisco: universal black. The first line-up included Joe Devlin on drums, Danny Schramm on lead vocal. Struggles with addiction, this line-up was short-lived. Voltage next hooked up with Santa Rosa goth-rockers Pinocchio Vampire, which led to recording and international performances from Moscow to Siberia. Voltage focus back on universal black. This 1995 line-up was to feature Mike Rosen, then only 14 years old, on bass/vocals, Alex Whitaker on drums/vocals. “F-BOM” was also featured on the Resin Records compilation of bands out of Santa Rosa appropriately entitled “PSR-1”. Another abrupt turn came for Voltage later in 2002 when she was introduced to Chrysalis Records artist Ron Yocom of Sea Hags fame. Voltage and Yocom were highly influenced by the melodic sounds of especially John Lennon. This CD featured the songs "We Are Magick", "For Love" "The Usual Things", "I Am A Faerie", "Pleasure Baby" and "Black Cat". The legendary Malcolm Dome was the first to air The P.O.T.'s hit "We Are Magick" after a live from London interview on TotalRockRadio.Sarine Voltage – Sarine Voltage after Haight Street Fair performance
47. Tina Weymouth – Born in Coronado, California, Weymouth is the daughter of his wife Laura Bouchage. Weymouth is of French heritage on her mother's side. She was a cheerleader in high school. Her sound is often very syncopated in feel, combining fundamental notes with higher flourishes in clipped, staccato rhythms. She joined Talking Heads as guitarist at the request of her boyfriend of the time, Chris Frantz. Weymouth has been critical of Byrne, describing him as "a man incapable of returning friendship." Weymouth was a judge for the annual Independent Music Awards to support independent artists' careers. Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz have been married since 1977. They have two sons, Robin and Egan. Katharine Weymouth, served as publisher of The Washington Post.Tina Weymouth – Weymouth at the Austin Music Awards, SXSW festival, 2010
48. Jane Wiedlin – She has also had a musical career. Jane Wiedlin was born in Oconomowoc, Waukesha County, a suburb of Milwaukee. Her father, Sr. an oral surgeon, was born in Chicago, Illinois, of German and German-Swiss ancestry. Betty Jane, was of Lebanese heritage, from Oconomowoc, where many immigrants, from Lebanon, settled around Milwaukee. Wiedlin's parents later, married. Jane spent her early childhood growing up in another suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Wiedlin is one of five children, with three brothers, growing up in a Catholic family. As a child, she liked to listen by The Beatles and The Monkees. By the time she was a teenager, she was a fan of Sparks. Years later, Wiedlin would record "Cool Places" with them. She stated, "I remember my childhood as extremely idyllic." She also mentioned her teenage adolescence by saying, "I would definitely be a less-depressed teenager. She attended William Howard Taft High School in Los Angeles until 1976. As Wiedlin describes it, Wiedlin was present "pretty much from the beginning" of the Los Angeles scene. "Jane Drano," as she came to be known, would later design punk-style clothing that she sold at Granny Takes a Trip, a store on Sunset Boulevard.Jane Wiedlin – Jane Wiedlin in Philadelphia in 1988
49. Kim Wilde – In 1983, Wilde received the Brit Award for Best British Female. Between 1996, Wilde had 25 singles reach the Top 50 of the UK singles chart. Her other hits include "You Came" and "Never Trust a Stranger". In 2003, Wilde collaborated with Nena on the song "Anyplace, Anywhere, Anytime", which topped the Dutch charts. Worldwide, Wilde has sold over 20 million singles. Starting in 1998, while still active in music, Wilde has branched into an alternative career as a gardener. When she was nine, the family moved to Hertfordshire, where she was educated at Tewin and later Presdales School in Ware. At age 20, Wilde completed a foundation course at St Albans College of Art & Design. Kim Wilde, was signed by Mickie Most. She released her debut single "Kids in America" in January 1981. It reached number two in the UK Singles Chart and scaled the Top 5 in other countries such as Germany, France and Australia. Although it achieved only moderate success in the US, peaking at number 25 when released in 1982, it is often regarded today as Wilde's song. Kim Wilde repeated the success of the single, spawning two further hits in "Chequered Love" and the UK-only single "Water on Glass". Wilde's album was 1982's Select, led by the hit singles "Cambodia" and "View from a Bridge". Both reached Top 10 positions in Germany and Australia.Kim Wilde – Wilde performing in 2014
50. Toyah Willcox – Toyah Ann Willcox is an English singer and actress. Between 1977 and 1983 she fronted the band Toyah, before embarking on a solo career in the mid-1980s. Her biggest hits include "It's a Mystery", "Thunder in the Mountains" and "I Want to Be Free". Willcox was born in Kings Heath, Birmingham. Her father Beric Willcox ran a successful joinery business and owned three factories. Barbara had to give up her career after giving birth to Nicola and Kim, Willcox's older sister and brother, respectively. There is a town in Texas, called Toyah, Toyah in Red Indian means'water'. My parents deny that's where they got it from". Willcox was born with clawed feet, no hip sockets. Because of this she endured years of painful operations and physiotherapy. Her physical condition was a cause of difficult times at school. "When I was bullied at school, it was coz of my character. I was a weak child, I was incredibly small. I had a speech impediment, I was the perfect bait for bullying. However, later she gave much credit to her parents.Toyah Willcox – Willcox performing in 2014
51. Cindy Wilson – Cynthia "Cindy" Leigh Wilson is a singer, is one of the lead vocalists, songwriter and a founding member of new wave rock band The B-52s. They later played their first concert at a Valentine's Day party for their friends. The others broke into the music world with their campy,'60s retro band. The B-52's, yielded the hit singles "Rock Lobster" and "Planet Claire" and launched the band into stardom. On April 1985, Wilson married Keith Bennett, a successful advertiser, a longtime friend of the band and Ricky's guitar tech on tour. Ricky died later that year, leaving her devastated. During the live tour to promote the Good Stuff album in 1993, Julee Cruise sang as a replacement for Wilson. Wilson rejoined The B-52's in 1994. Wilson then took maternity leave in 1999, later rejoining the band in 2001 for regular touring of their greatest hits. It was released in March 2008. Wilson co-wrote every song on the album with the three other band members. One of the band's signature elements is the setup between the three vocalists. However, Wilson sings the greatest number of solo performances in the band, especially on their earlier albums. She experienced finger pain. Cindy briefly played a note or two In Rio 1985.Cindy Wilson – Lovebox Festival July 2007